Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday Throwbacks: Keith Murray - "The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World"

"Y'all mythological niggaz is comical
The astronomical is comin through like the flu bombin you
And embalmin in your crew too
With the musical mystical magical, you know how i do
With word attack skills and vocabulary too
My rendition of this edition is all brand new
You're through, i'm inter-planetarian like doctor who (who who?)
So who! (who?)"

That has to be one of the craziest opening lines to a rap song in history.  Just pure lyricism.  When I first heard "The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World" back in '94 my head almost exploded because I had no idea someone could put together such a crazy range of vocabulary and have it all make sense.

Unfortunately, Keith Murray was never able to capture this genius again in quite the same way and he would later simplify his flow and lyrics to the point that he no longer resembled the crazy rhyme spitter that first caught my attention.  His first 2 albums were on point but everything else after that just kind of fell flat.  Even when he was part of Def Squad with Redman and Erick Sermon, it seemed like something was still missing.  I'll always be a fan though, since this is one of those songs that instantly makes me think of the good old days in high school. 

T.M.B.T.I.T.W. samples a bunch of old school songs but the most obvious is The Isley Brothers' "Between The Sheets" which you will also recognize as the prominent sample in the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Big Poppa".  "Between The Sheets" is my shit! 

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